Parking waivers to be reissued to residents in Stamford free of charge

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Temporary parking permits will be reissued to people in Stamford free of charge while discussions continue about a permanent residents’ scheme.

South Kesteven District Council allowed residents to buy the temporary permits after wardens were employed to enforce parking restrictions across the county.

With temporary waivers set to expire at the end of May, it has been agreed these will be reissued to residents through the post at no extra cost.

People can purchase new waivers from the district council offices in Maiden Lane, Stamford if they don’t have one already.

The council said these will be valid for at least six months or until a permanent scheme has either been implemented or a formal decision made not to implement a scheme.

In January town centre residents were consulted on plans for a parking scheme which divided the town into five zones but the plans did not attract enough support.

The council said more work has since been undertaken to understand the potential demand and support for a more condensed scheme in areas where support for a permanent solution is stronger.

Leader of the council Linda Neal (Con) said: “Whilst there are issues to understand and resolve the meeting was positive.

“It was agreed that the temporary on street waivers would be reissued to those who have already purchased them and any new purchases will be valid for at least six months or until a permanent scheme has been determined. “We are aware of the unique difficulties of parking in Stamford and are committed to finding a solution that can satisfy a majority of residents whilst taking into consideration their views and the interests of businesses and visitors to the town.”

Further details of the revised proposals will be released once interested groups have commented on them.